With less than 10 days to go before the big day, it's time to start making plans for Halloween.

And luckily the North West has a plethora of scary activities to get you in a ghoulish mood, some close to home and some a little further afield. Many are ideal for all the family, some you might want to leave the kids at home for!

Crocky Horror Show, Chester

Right on our doorstep, the Crocky Trail in Waverton is also home to the annual Crocky Horror Show!

Prepare for a positively chilling event featuring ‘Hell’s Tractor Ride’, ‘The Haunted Trail’ and much more. Organisers promise an evening packed with frights and delights suitable for the whole family.

The trail is transformed into a nightmare full of live actors, terrifying sets and props and also includes death defying stunt riders, performing their mesmerising Wall of Death stunt show.

Click here for dates and prices for the spectacle, which runs up until Halloween.

Boo for You at Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland

Plenty of free spooktacular treats in store for you here . The scream park is being haunted by bats, spooky scarecrows, cackling witches and ghostly characters, surrounded by more pumpkins than you can shake a broomstick at. But it’s more cheery than eerie at the Park which welcomes everyone from tiny tots to those in their twilight years to come and enjoy its Halloween events.

The Park is open from 11am until 6pm, when families can come and marvel at the Halloween decorations and have a go on the rides, not forgetting the Ghost Train of course.

More information here

Chester Ghost Tours

Steeped in 2000 years of history, and with hundreds of ghost sightings, Chester can quite rightly claim to be one of the most haunted cities in Britain.

On Halloween this year you can take a night time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester with your very own Ghosthunter Guide. Revisit scenes of supernatural happening and macabre events from Chester's mysterious and murky past. Find out more here .

Related: Haunted Chester: Ghost stories throughout history

Scare Kingdom Scream Park, Preston

Scare Kingdom, Preston

Voted UK Top Rated Scream Park for the last three years, Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Preston offers guests a unique and seriously twisted journey combining live scare actors, special effects and heart-pumping thrills, across seven all-new scare attractions and experiences.

Read a blogger's recent Scare Kingdom experience here

Halloween at Greenacres Animal Park, Deeside

Spot the ghoulish monsters lurking around the park, and visit the Haunted Barn where you will find skeletons, ghosts and creepy crawlies.

However, while advertised as a ‘scary experience’, children shouldn’t be too scared as all of the monsters and ghoulish creatures are very friendly and love to see the children at Halloween!

All children are welcome to arrive in costume and may even be able to scare away some of the ghosts inhabiting the barn, according to the website. http://www.greenacresanimalpark.co.uk/

Farmageddon, Ormskirk

Described as 'an extreme experience', it is recommended you do not visit Farmageddon if you are of a nervous or weak disposition.

Running from now up until Halloween, 2015 is set to be Farmageddon's scariest year yet, with the addition of an interactive zombie experience in its fields and wastelands.

‘Zombie Outlaw’ will see participants board a ZOP (Zombie Outlaw Protection) wagon, and lock and load their paintball guns, ready to kill oncoming mutants from a nearby testing lab.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here

Related : Chester Halloween shop urges shoppers to kill the candle

Ghost Walks, Liverpool

Embark on a journey of spooky excitement, adventure and discovery.

The haunted Liverpool Ghost Walks take you to the hidden quarters of Liverpool where you will meet the characters from Tom Slemen’s Ghost Stories.

Hear bloodcurdling tales retold by a costumed actor/s on the very spot where they happened. Some stories take place inside St James’s Gothic Grave Yard where many a restless spirit roams the night. Will you brave the cemetery on a dark night and take part in a Ghost Hunt with EMF meters?

Find out more here

House of the Dead, Manchester

Manchester’s number 1 scare attraction, House of the Dead describes itself as a terrifying, immersive, walk through, horror experience which will bring a new sense of shock and awe to the UK Scare Attraction Industry.

Packed with your worst nightmares, House of the Dead will take you through an unreal world made up of phenomenal, horror movie sets, routes of terror and most importantly, the most horrific monsters Manchester has ever seen.

Read more about it here

Spooky World, Warrington

Fun by day, scary by night is the promise at Spooky World.

Home to the Haunted Hayride, CarnEvil, Haunted House, and Slaughter House, the live action horror attractions are designed to frighten you in every way possible!.

The interactive characters will have plenty of surprises in store as you make your way through the park, but there are also a large selection of side-activities available too. Included in the entry price is Jacks Ball Blast & Zip Wire.

You can pay at the park entrance for Spooky World, but booking online is advised to avoid disappointment.

Have a look at what it has to offer here

The Voodoo Ball, Liverpool

Rebel Soul run their annual Voodoo Ball, which will be held at the Kazimier, Liverpool on Halloween.

They will be taking over the Kazimier Club and the Kazimier Garden for a celebration of all things ‘Bogeyman’, and holding a Wake the Dead Halloween Parade through the streets of Liverpool, led by a 40-piece Samba drumming band. It’s the last Voodoo Ball in the Kazimier before the venue closes its doors on 1st January 2016.

Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/1469682060002887/

Have you tried any of these attractions? What did you think of them? Where did we miss? Let us know in the comments below